New GMRS-PRO Firmware 0.5.8: Improved Battery Life and More!

New GMRS-PRO Firmware 0.5.8: Improved Battery Life and More!

Greetings to all GMRS-PRO users! We are excited to announce the release of a new firmware update for your GMRS-PRO radio: Firmware 0.5.8. This update is packed with improvements, particularly in the area of battery life optimization. To ensure you have the best experience possible, we strongly recommend upgrading to this latest version. In this blog post, we will walk you through the update process, discuss the key improvements, and provide contact information for any feedback or suggestions you may have.

How to Update Your GMRS-PRO

Updating your GMRS-PRO to the latest firmware is a simple process. To access the new firmware update, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your GMRS-PRO radio and connect it to the BTECH GMRS Programmer App
  2. Locate the settings icon in the BTECH GMRS Programmer App
  3. Click on “Firmware Version.”
  4. The radio will automatically check for the latest update and download Firmware 0.5.8.

Key Improvements in Firmware 0.5.8

This firmware update introduces two significant improvements that enhance battery life:

  • Battery life optimization during scanning with NOAA alerts activated: Previously, when scanning was activated with NOAA alerts active in the background, the radio would not save battery life. Firmware 0.5.8 addresses this issue by allowing the radio to save battery life with both features active simultaneously.
  • Battery save scanning mode: After 15 minutes of scanning, the radio will now automatically enter battery save scanning mode. This feature allows for better battery optimization during long-term scanning sessions.

Share Your Feedback and Suggestions

Your feedback is essential for us to continue improving your GMRS-PRO experience. We invite you to provide any feedback you have on your GMRS-PRO radio along with the software improvements on battery life. If you have any firmware suggestions or other feedback, please reach out to us at [email protected].


The Firmware 0.5.8 update for GMRS-PRO radios offers significant improvements in battery life optimization, ensuring that you can enjoy extended use of your radio without worrying about battery drain. Don’t miss out on these enhancements – update your GMRS-PRO today and experience the difference. As always, we appreciate your continued support and look forward to hearing your feedback on this latest update.

Comments (7)

  • Ken Frederick Reply

    I see that the app now allows pairing if a Bluetooth PTT button. I don’t recall seeing that there before.

    Is that a new feature? And does anyone have any experience trying to pair a specific one?

    I’d like to find one that is terrible free and, ideally, waterproof for a handlebar mount on a motorcycle.

    March 16, 2023 at 3:40 pm
    • BTECH Radios Reply

      The bluetooth PTT is releasing this April, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter

      April 5, 2023 at 12:14 pm
  • Dennis Wells Reply

    How about an updated manual with the last update in it PDF file please !

    March 17, 2023 at 5:59 pm
  • Dennis Wells Reply

    How about updating all HT radios with new batteries with USB C charging to eliminate charging bases

    March 17, 2023 at 6:02 pm
  • Matt Reply

    What extra batteries can I buy for gmrs pro?

    December 30, 2023 at 7:11 am
  • bob Reply

    Can someone please link to the correct programming app to update the firmware. CHIRP does not have this feature

    January 11, 2024 at 10:19 am

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